In your .vimrc file do

set grepprg=zsh\ -c\ 'grep\ -nH\ $*'

zsh allows recursive glob expansions so you can do do from your vim command line

grep "def foo" **/*.rb

of which the results will end up in you quickfix buffer. This is several orders of magnitude faster than the standard vimgrep command.

To see the quick fix buffer you need to do


at the vim command line